A new musical The View UpStairs will open at the Soho Theatre this summer.

Presented by Jack Maple & Brian Zeilinger for Take-Two Theatricals, the new LGBTQ+ musical will have its European premiere at the Soho Theatre on 18th July 2019.

The View UpStairs is written by young up-and-coming artist Max Vernon. Max said of the London production,

“it has been a lifelong dream of mine to bring an original musical to London. For that show to be The View UpStairs – which is high fashion, rock and roll, queer, subversive, and speaks to an important forgotten history in the LGBTQ+ community – that is an enormous opportunity.”

About the Show:

The musical opens in present day when Wes, a young fashion designer buys an abandoned space, not realising this had been the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which, in 1973, was burned down in an arson attack, killing 32 people, making it the worst attack on the LGBTQ+ community until the 2016 shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

The View UpStairs brings to life this forgotten community and takes the audience on an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration, celebrating the lives of those forgotten, while featuring a soulful, rock and jazz score.

Director Jonathan O’Boyle told Encore Radio:

“I’m thrilled to be working with Max Vernon on his brilliant new musical The View UpStairs for its European premiere at Soho Theatre this summer. The View UpStairs is a beautiful, uplifting musical that celebrates the lives of these forgotten people. Max is a brilliant new voice in modern musical theatre, and this show, inspired by true events, takes us on a radical, rollercoaster ride through the extraordinary lives of these special human beings.”


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